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My name is Mike Pettit, Author,Writer, Novelist, Scribe, whatever. My alter egos, John Locke, Jack Marsh, Damian Wolf, Kimo Kanoa, and their pals live in my head 24/7, non-stop. They are like tracer rounds ricocheting around my brain. I know there are other like me out in the cyber world going though the same thing.

This is the go-to joint for everything suspense and mystery, a stake-out for writers that want to share their thoughts. Come on in, drop anchor, grab a cup of joe (or latte), and let's talk murder...or writing about it.

Monday, September 27, 2010

GANGS

I was just on line doing research for an upcoming novel in the John Locke Thriller Series and came across one of the BEST websites I have found on gangs. The address is http://www.knowgangs.com/  and it is hot. Any questions related to gangs, they have the answers.
One of the most violent gangs in the U.S. today is the M.S. - 13 Gang, Mara Salvatrucha The gang originated in El Salvador following the civil war there in the '80's. Now they are everywhere, ruthless, deadly, and growing. Locke and load troops, one more threat to America.

John Locke
website http://www.johnlockethrillers.com/
you tube site http://youtube.com/user/Mikedpettit

TRADE SECRET

I shouldn't give away my trade secret to writing fast, hard hitting dialogue, but hey, I'm not stingy, and I like to read dialogue and narrative that hits you in the stomach, making you scream for more. The secret is music. Before I start writing a chapter or paragraph, or even a sentence, I'll think of what it is I want to accomplish with the words. Is it a chase sequence, a shoot out or fight scene, maybe a tender moment. Music does the trick, it sets the mental mood.
I want to share the music that helps my characters say and do their best. Go to my YouTube channel,
http://youtube.com/user/Mikedpettit  If these particular videos / songs don't do it for you, then create your own channel. It's fun, and i guarantee the words will flow.
While your on my channel, leave me a message or subscribe. Let me know you stopped by. Spread the word about the site, and I'll do the same on yours

John Locke, aka Mike Pettit
Bottom Feeder Lawyer & Private Investigator, Mutt Target